Phil Mickelson would be the 4th oldest champ in the history of major golf if he manages to win his fourth Masters title and sixth major crown on Sunday at Augusta National.
And thirty years after Jack Nicklaus became the oldest champ in Masters’ history with a victory for the ages, Phil warns that he is playing as well as he has in ten years.
Phil Mickelson told that he does not feel old at all. He feels great. He feels like he is in some of the best shape he has been in. He is driving the ball better than he has in well over a decade, and his game is coming along.
Julius Boros, who became victorious at 1968 PGA Championship at the age of 48, is the oldest champ in major golf history, followed by Old Tom Morris at 1867 British Open as well as Nicklaus at 1986 Masters, both at 46.
Phil will turn 46 on 16th June, the day of the 1st round of US Open at Oakmont, where this left handed golfer will attempt and complete a career Grand Slam by capturing an event at last where he has been the runner-up a record 6 times. Mickelson has not got a title since he got hold of 2013 British Open at Muirfield, but he was 2nd at the Pebble Beach, 5th at Doral and shared thirteenth last week at the Houston Open.
Mickelson told that he feels like the game is beginning to be very easy again. The driving average distance of Mickelson is the same this year as it was in the year 2003, even though at 40th it ranks fifteen spots lower than it did thirteen years ago, a sign of the ball whacking younger gen after his footsteps.